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Lakewood Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 39 students

 

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Posted June 10, 2004

I think this school could be a lot better. It seems that parents are often discourage to participate in school activities. There are a lot of teachers in this school that should not be with children.There are a lot of teachers that are dedicated to children as well.The poor ones should be weeded out. Safety and discipline is fair. As far as the discipline some teachers need it more than the students. Overall quality is fair.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students24%
Female29%
Male19%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
White17%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special educationn/a
General education29%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant24%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students32%
Female34%
Male31%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
White22%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students48%
Female53%
Male43%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special education13%
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former29%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students36%
Female35%
Male37%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Special education19%
General education39%
English language learners36%
Not migrant36%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former44%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students48%
Female44%
Male53%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education13%
General education53%
English language learners46%
Not migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former44%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 70% 22%
Black 24% 16%
White 5% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Richard Fastnacht

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755 Somerset Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone: (732) 905-3600

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